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Old 09-15-2018, 08:23 AM
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Jim - BIG congrats on the new components! I am sure you will be extremely happy with this upgrade!
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Old 09-27-2018, 02:59 AM
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Does anyone have experience with Accuphase vs Shunyata power conditioning?
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Old 09-27-2018, 08:29 AM
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That was my major decision in this hunt - shunyata v. accuphase. Ultimately, I went with the "it never let me down" argument and the increased WAF, but there's lots to be said for Shunyata and lots and lots of great reviews out there. If I didn't have an accuphase system (and a wife commenting on the looks of the beast sitting in our living room), I likely would have gone for Shunyata (Triton/Typhon/et al).
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Amplification > Accuphase A200 (2) / C3800 / C37
Sources > PS Audio DirectStream DAC > DirectStream Memory Player > Silenzio by -E- (via Roon/NAS) > Magnum-Dynalab > MD-108T SE / MD-205 > ClearAudio / Innovation / Universal > Lyra / Kleos
Speakers/Cables > TAD CR-1 MKII > Verastarr Grand Illusion Statement Copper (1), Gold (1) // REL S/3 SHO, with Longbow (2)
Power > Accuphase PS 1230 (2) / 3 dedicated lines with PowerPorts
Foundation > Rix Rax > Hoodoo / Amp Stands > Stillpoints under as much as my bank account can then accommodate
IC/PC > Power // Verastarr Grand Illusion Statement HC, Grand Illusion Statement > ICs // Verastarr Grand Illusion Signature XLR > Digital // Verastarr Nemesis USB
Other > Audio Desk Systeme Vinyl Cleaner Pro

Portables and Cans:

Cans > Sennheiser 800
IEMs > Westone W50, Bose QC20
Amplification > Auralic Taurus
Sources > Auralic Altair, Onkyo DP-X1
IC/SC/PC > Sennheiser Balanced / AQ Yukon XLRs / Shunyata Venom 3 (2) / Black Dragon Balanced


Kitchen:

KEF LS50 Wireless
Wyred4Sound Modded Sonos Connect


Just waiting to be unleashed, as soon as the room is built:

TAD R1/MK II
Accuphase E-650
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Old 10-09-2018, 11:34 AM
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My PS520 has never failed me for years, but now for comparison purpose,
I ordered PS AUDIO P15 to compare it with PS520, the one that I like less,
will be moved to HT corner to feed OPPO 4K Player and Marantz AV8805 processor.
The winner will feed 2ch corner, which are ARC Ref40 and Ayon CD-35 CD Player.

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Old 10-09-2018, 01:46 PM
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My PS520 has never failed me for years, but now for comparison purpose,
I ordered PS AUDIO P15 to compare it with PS520, the one that I like less,
will be moved to HT corner to feed OPPO 4K Player and Marantz AV8805 processor.
The winner will feed 2ch corner, which are ARC Ref40 and Ayon CD-35 CD Player.

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@Toga - This should be an interesting comparison, please keep us informed of your findings! TIA
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Old 10-13-2018, 12:55 PM
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Order in for two new ps1230s. It’s a long, sad, expensive story.
Absolute congrats on your purchase. It's been my experience that when they arrive if they haven't already that you will quickly forget the expense as you hear the improvement in your sound. When I did my upgrade (it took me 25 years) I went with AQ Niagara's and Dragon power cords, not because I thought they were the best but because it's what my dealer carried. I have been pleased with the result, though. May I ask their cost and did I overlook what power cords you will be using? Again congratulations! I know you will be extremely pleased.
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Old 10-13-2018, 04:45 PM
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The cost well less than retail, thanks to Ivan. PM him for pricing.

Using Verastarr high capacity cables.
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Amplification > Accuphase A200 (2) / C3800 / C37
Sources > PS Audio DirectStream DAC > DirectStream Memory Player > Silenzio by -E- (via Roon/NAS) > Magnum-Dynalab > MD-108T SE / MD-205 > ClearAudio / Innovation / Universal > Lyra / Kleos
Speakers/Cables > TAD CR-1 MKII > Verastarr Grand Illusion Statement Copper (1), Gold (1) // REL S/3 SHO, with Longbow (2)
Power > Accuphase PS 1230 (2) / 3 dedicated lines with PowerPorts
Foundation > Rix Rax > Hoodoo / Amp Stands > Stillpoints under as much as my bank account can then accommodate
IC/PC > Power // Verastarr Grand Illusion Statement HC, Grand Illusion Statement > ICs // Verastarr Grand Illusion Signature XLR > Digital // Verastarr Nemesis USB
Other > Audio Desk Systeme Vinyl Cleaner Pro

Portables and Cans:

Cans > Sennheiser 800
IEMs > Westone W50, Bose QC20
Amplification > Auralic Taurus
Sources > Auralic Altair, Onkyo DP-X1
IC/SC/PC > Sennheiser Balanced / AQ Yukon XLRs / Shunyata Venom 3 (2) / Black Dragon Balanced


Kitchen:

KEF LS50 Wireless
Wyred4Sound Modded Sonos Connect


Just waiting to be unleashed, as soon as the room is built:

TAD R1/MK II
Accuphase E-650

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Old 10-13-2018, 06:17 PM
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The cost well less than retail(which I think is $17k), thanks to Ivan. PM him for pricing.

Using Verastarr high capacity cables.
Looked up Verastarr. Plan on reading more about them. Absolutely beautiful upgrade plan you have. These cables seem of the same extreme quality as the Accuphase power conditioners. Although many folks would deny it, I believe you can hear cables and power conditioners.
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Old 11-08-2018, 10:33 PM
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Update on the PS1230s Jim?
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Old 11-08-2018, 11:42 PM
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They dropped one off the truck, so I have the other sitting in my living room unopened. Now, there’s an audio show In Japan, so not much news on the replacement from there. Should be this month.
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Main Rig:

Amplification > Accuphase A200 (2) / C3800 / C37
Sources > PS Audio DirectStream DAC > DirectStream Memory Player > Silenzio by -E- (via Roon/NAS) > Magnum-Dynalab > MD-108T SE / MD-205 > ClearAudio / Innovation / Universal > Lyra / Kleos
Speakers/Cables > TAD CR-1 MKII > Verastarr Grand Illusion Statement Copper (1), Gold (1) // REL S/3 SHO, with Longbow (2)
Power > Accuphase PS 1230 (2) / 3 dedicated lines with PowerPorts
Foundation > Rix Rax > Hoodoo / Amp Stands > Stillpoints under as much as my bank account can then accommodate
IC/PC > Power // Verastarr Grand Illusion Statement HC, Grand Illusion Statement > ICs // Verastarr Grand Illusion Signature XLR > Digital // Verastarr Nemesis USB
Other > Audio Desk Systeme Vinyl Cleaner Pro

Portables and Cans:

Cans > Sennheiser 800
IEMs > Westone W50, Bose QC20
Amplification > Auralic Taurus
Sources > Auralic Altair, Onkyo DP-X1
IC/SC/PC > Sennheiser Balanced / AQ Yukon XLRs / Shunyata Venom 3 (2) / Black Dragon Balanced


Kitchen:

KEF LS50 Wireless
Wyred4Sound Modded Sonos Connect


Just waiting to be unleashed, as soon as the room is built:

TAD R1/MK II
Accuphase E-650
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